The Goddard School Now Accepting Applications For 9th Annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship

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  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) December 20, 2016 - Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the national franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces today that they have opened up the application process for their 9th annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.

    Named after the founder of The Goddard School franchise system, the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one high school senior who has graduated from The Goddard School Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten program. The prestigious scholarship honors a former graduate who demonstrates great work ethic, perserverance in education, and a love for their community, which were all qualities of Anthony A. Martino.

    Judging will be based on the following criteria: academic record, participation in school, community service, and work experience, along with a video submission expressing the student's goals and aspirations. Applications must be submitted by March 11, 2017. The finalists for the scholarship will be selected and notified on or before April 4, 2017, then the public will have the chance to vote for their favorite on Goddard System, Inc.'s social media channels on April 17, 2017. The winner will be announced on or before May 10, 2017.

    "To date, we have awarded $80,000 through the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship, which has been as rewarding for us here at The Goddard School as it has been for the students who received the support for college," said Joseph Schumacher, CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. "We believe the scholarship carries on our mission to teach and prepare children during the most pivotal years of their development. For that reason, among others, we are more than pleased to continue to support our most promising alumni through this scholarship program."

    For more information on scholarship rules and criteria, please visit For more information on The Goddard School, please visit

    About The Goddard School®
    Learning for fun. Learning for life.® For nearly 30 years, The Goddard School has used the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. The Goddard School's AdvancED- and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) reaches more than 50,000 students in more than 450 Goddard Schools in 36 states. The Goddard School's comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit

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